Haliburton County residents are getting the chance to make use of a new housing rehabilitation project.

The people at Kawartha Lakes Housing Help announced today the launch of the 2019 Multi-Unit Rehabilitation Housing Program.

Hope Lee, Manager of Human Services-Housing said, “The Multi-Unit Rehabilitation program is a great opportunity to increase affordable housing in the Haliburton area,”  Lee went on to say “Residents of the County will be better able to develop and build safe, affordable homes allowing them to help create much-needed housing for renters in the community.”

According to the Housing Help people, the program is the renovation of existing residential properties that are currently vacant and require upgrades to become habitable. Through this program, up to ten new units will be created that would encompass one bedroom self-contained apartments or rooming houses within the County. The program can give up to $10,000 to a property owner towards expenses such as construction materials, engineered drawings, municipal permits and more.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 program is July 5th and the applications will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

Once the buildings are renovated, Housing Help says that the incoming tenants will be seniors or households without dependents with income at or below the household income limited. Tenants may also be selected from the financially assisted housing wait list.

More information on the program can be found by clicking here.